Grating Cheese Lowers Heart Disease Risk: FSA

by VR Sreeraman on  February 10, 2009 at 7:02 PM Cholesterol News   - G J E 4
 Grating Cheese Lowers Heart Disease Risk: FSA
Grating rather than slicing cheese could cut your risk of dying from heart disease, according to a new UK research.

The Food Standards Agency has urged general public to opt for low fat milk instead of semi-skimmed, select leaner cuts of meat and try to cut down on unhealthy snacks, reports the Telegraph.

Substituting butter for margarine and frying food in vegetable oil are also encouraged.

Tim Smith, the agency's chief executive, said that many people were ignorant that they could extend their lives by switching to easy alternatives to their favourite foods. 

"It's important to find ways to cut down, not give up. I learned to cut down cheese by grating it or using stronger flavour and I have cut down to 1 per cent milk rather than semi-skimmed," he said. 

People tend to use less cheese in a meal if they have grated it. 

Heart surgeon Shyam Kolvekar, who is based at The London Heart Hospital, said: "I'm increasingly seeing patients as young as 40 in my surgery who do not realise the effect of the saturated fatty foods on their hearts such as butter, biscuits and snacks until it is too late."

Staff on strike at Mumbai's KEM Hospital 

Resident doctors at the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital here struck work on Tuesday over an alleged assault on five of their colleagues by relatives of a dead patient undergoing autopsy.

Doctors called for the arrest of the accused and suspension of security personnel.

In a meeting with the dean of the hospital, representatives of the Maharashtra Resident Doctors Association (MRDA) said they would declare their decision to call off the strike only after discussing the matter with other members.

Services at the hospital were severely affected by the strike. The out patient department (OPD) is closed and various post-operative patients had to return home.

Source: ANI

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